Friday, March 06, 2009

More on the Vatican Council from Top News

Top News has an article by Mohit Joshi on the recent Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican. He writes:

In September 2008 president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, also ruled out any apology to Darwin by the Vatican.

Ravasi was commenting on an appeal by the Church of England's public affairs head that the church should say sorry for initially misunderstanding the 19th century English scientist's work.

Evolution theory is "not incompatible from the outset with the teachings of the Catholic Church, nor the message of the Bible," Ravasi said, noting that the Origin of the Species was never placed on the Church's list of banned books.

On Tuesday, Levada said the Vatican believed there was a "wide spectrum of room" for belief in both the scientific basis for evolution and faith in God the creator.

The "non-apology" article can be found here. He did, however, get an apology from the Church of England.

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